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Macy’s Shawn R. Outler to Be LIM’s Commencement Speaker

Shawn R. Outler, Executive Vice President Licensed Businesses, Food Services and Multicultural Initiatives for Macy’s, Inc. will deliver the keynote address at LIM College’s 79th Commencement exercises on May 24, 2018 at 8 pm at Carnegie Hall.

Ms. Outler, who is a member of LIM College’s Fashion Industry Advisory Board and Co-President of the Black Retail Action Group (BRAG), will also receive the College’s Distinguished Achievement Award and an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree at the ceremony.

Ms. Outler is a passionate merchant whose motivation comes from serving customers, leading accomplished teams, and loving the ever-evolving retail business. In her current role, Ms. Outler oversees Macy’s licensed partner businesses, including Sunglass Hut, Louis Vuitton, Finish Line and LensCrafters. She also leads the Pricing Operations and Price Strategy groups. In addition, she oversees multicultural business development and The Workshop at Macy’s, an exclusive retail vendor development and mentorship program that she authored and which has become a benchmark for retail supplier diversity.

Says LIM College President Elizabeth S. Marcuse, “Shawn Outler is a true role model and leader in the business of fashion. We are thrilled to have her as our Commencement speaker to motivate and inspire the Class of 2018.”

In April of 2017, Ms. Outler delivered the keynote address at the induction ceremony for LIM’s chapter of the Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business.